Statements about Alcohol

A Koch brothers group is "going to college campuses, giving away free booze to try to bribe young folks out of getting health insurance."

Says Stefani Carter "repeatedly used her campaign contributors’ donations to rent margarita machines for our state house office."

"A majority of drunk driving deaths and injuries are caused by drunk driving offenders with no prior convictions."

"Rhode Island’s teen binge drinking rate is double the national average."

"The 'Denver Post' has actually hired an editor to promote pot."

"Things like … having Friday classes have been shown to be very effective on college campuses" in reducing drinking.

Wisconsin’s criminal threshold for drunken-driving is "way out of line" with "states surrounding us," which "have the second offense as a felony."

A 0.05 standard for drunken driving means having a glass of wine at dinner could make a person drunk.

Says "Every legislative district in the state has at least one craft brewery and countless home brewers."

"Lots of studies seem to indicate that minors find it very easy to get marijuana, easier than to get alcohol."

"Wisconsin is the only state that allows parents or guardians to purchase alcohol for their children – regardless of whether that child is seven or 20 years old – at bars and restaurants."

Says Patrick Murphy is trying to "hide his drunken assault of a police officer."

"We just don't want to get to be like Louisiana, where you have drive-up daiquiri shops."

Says Tennessee has some of the lowest beer excise tax rates in the country.

"One out of every three automobile fatalities can be attributed to alcohol."

A bill supported by Gov. Scott Walker makes it "so that drunk drivers who kill have an easier time of it."

Says direct shipment of wine "makes underage drinking as simple as a mouse click."

Outside of recall elections, "there's never been a public official removed from office" in Wisconsin "for anything but malfeasance in office."

"Rhode Island continues to have the highest rates of substance abuse in the country."

"It is a greater crime to have an untagged alligator than to host an open house party (for kids)."

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